International Tuba Day

International Tuba Day

1st May (First Friday of May)

Do you all recall the least loved member of any marching band? That one sound that seemed to add so little to the overall musical experience that’s provided on the field? No, we’re not talking...

World Play Your Ukulele Day

World Play Your Ukulele Day

Every May 2nd

Always be yourself, unless you can be a ukulele player, then then always be a ukulele player - Unknown Everyone loves the sound of a guitar, it’s true, but those who discount the ukulele based on its...

Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day

3rd May (First Sunday in May )

Lemonade Day was founded in Houston, Texas by Lisa and Michael Holthouse in 2007. The aim of Lemonade Day is to teach children about starting and running their own business and to encourage them to...

Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day

Every May 4th

May 4th has become commonly known as Star Wars Day. And who could be surprised? The words, “May the 4th” seem to beg the rest of the catchphrase be uttered. Regardless of whether you prefer...

Cartoonists Day

Cartoonists Day

Every May 5th

They were the favorite part of the morning paper for many of us growing up, when we were introduced to the wacky and sometimes bizarre worlds of the characters inside their three-panel soul. As we...

No Diet Day

No Diet Day

Every May 6th

No Diet Day represents a journey of nearly half-way into the year, and nearly half a year from our New Year’s Resolutions. For those who have held fast to them, this often means that they...

Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Every May 7th

Sheep have had a long history as part of the culinary delights of the world, whether you think of the ubiquitous roast mutton that permeates British culture, or the sheep that were in the manger...

No Socks Day

No Socks Day

Every May 8th

They’re there, they’re on our feet, and most of us have some meager form of love for them. Really, they’re a fantastic invention, warm soft tubes of fabric that go over your feet and ensure...

Train Day

Train Day

9th May (Second Saturday in May)

They cross thousands of miles across the countryside all over the world, transporting goods and passengers to places far flung, and bringing back the same to their point of origin. Two gleaming lines of silver...

Mother Ocean Day

Mother Ocean Day

Every May 10th

Water is essential to human life. In fact, it is essential to all of the forms of life known to humankind in general, as there are no known species that can survive without it. Though...

Eat What You Want Day

Eat What You Want Day

Every May 11th

Many people spend time stressing over their diet, and what they should or shouldn’t eat, mainly because today’s world is filled with magazine covers sporting perfectly toned, perfectly tanned models that constantly make us feel...

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day

Every May 12th

Unfortunately, many people seem to think that the most important people in the healthcare system are the doctors, but this is simply not true. Ever the underdog, nurses play a key role in all of...

Receptionists Day

Receptionists Day

13th May (Second Wednesday of May)

They’re there when you call to make an appointment, they call you to make sure you remember to make it. When you need a referral, they’re the ones who take the call and make sure...

Golf Day

Golf Day

14th May

Its time to pull those clubs out of storage, dust them off, and get ready to hit the green again!  That’s right, it’s Golf Day!  Heralding the beginning of the more Golfer friendly part of...

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Bike To Work Day

Bike To Work Day

15th May (Third Friday of May)

We all say we’re going to do it every year, stop being so sedentary, get more active, start being a little bit more health conscious and take better care of the environment. Then January 2nd...

World Whisky Day

World Whisky Day

16th May (Third Saturday of May)

If you’re friends with Jack and Jim and spend your weekends with Jameson and Johnnie, then World Whisky Day is going to hold a special significance for you. Whisky is one of the iconic drinks...

World Baking Day

World Baking Day

Every May 17th

Crunchy cookies, chewy brownies, decadent tortes, cute cupcakes, crusty baked bread…baking is an art this world would just not be the same without. Do you even know anyone who could honestly say they don’t have...

Accounting Day

Accounting Day

18th May

Let’s face it, for some unthinkable reason most of us avoid accountants like the plague, which is perfectly forgivable throughout the year, with one exception: Accounting Day. It may not be the most cheerful time...

May Ray Day

May Ray Day

Every May 19th

There’s a saying that goes “April Showers bring May Flowers” that talks about the natural turning of the seasons and how the wonderful spring rains. Each year this turning of the page comes about bringing...

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    Pick Strawberries Day

    Pick Strawberries Day

    Every May 20th

    ”One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste” ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe If ever there was a symbol for summer that transcended the sun, it has to be the strawberry. Within the strawberry, we...

    I Need A Patch For That Day

    I Need A Patch For That Day

    Every May 21st

    Some holidays are set up with the express purpose of ensuring that something we often take for granted or miss entirely receives the honour that it deserves. I Need A Patch For That Day is a...

    Sherlock Holmes Day

    Sherlock Holmes Day

    Every May 22nd

    World-renowned detective. Most portrayed character in history. Icon. Who are we speaking of? Why, Sherlock Holmes, of course! Any self-respecting amateur detective would guess that! The ultimate detective archetype, the character of Sherlock Holmes has...

    Turtle Day

    Turtle Day

    Every May 23rd

    We hear in them about parables of being slow and plodding, steady and methodical, and occasionally obsessed with Ninjitsu, news reporters, and pizza. We are, of course, talking about Turtles! Turtles are a type of...

    Tiara Day

    Tiara Day

    Every May 24th

    You! Yes you girl! You are a Queen. Or a Princess. Or a Duchess. You are royalty, each and every one of you, and you deserve to feel like it. No matter what walk of...

    Towel Day

    Towel Day

    Every May 25th

    A tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Towel Day sees fans of the author and the book carrying towels with them to work, to school and as part of...

    Blueberry Cheesecake Day

    Blueberry Cheesecake Day

    Every May 26th

    Cheesecake is an institution in itself. The treat's origins go back to Antiquity, but Americans have truly made it their own by adding a variety of flavors. Blueberry Cheesecake Day is here to commemorate the...

    Sun Screen Day

    Sun Screen Day

    Every May 27th

    As Baz Luhrmann once sang "If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it." It's sage advice! Years of health campaigns have ensured that we all know that sun...

    Hamburger Day

    Hamburger Day

    Every May 28th

    ”Man who invented the hamburger was smart; Man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.” ~Matthew McConaughey Let’s face it, there isn’t anything in the world quite so delightful as your first bite of a rich, juicy...

    Biscuit Day

    Biscuit Day

    Every May 29th

    Calling all smart cookies! Biscuit Day offers the perfect chance to go crackers about one of the world's most popular snacks. But did you realise just how many types of biscuit there are? American biscuits are...

    Neighbor Day

    Neighbor Day

    30th May

    Even though the exact origins of Neighbor Day cannot be accurately traced, as the holiday seems to have popped up almost randomly in various places at various times, one thing is universally valid : Neighbor...

    No Tobacco Day

    No Tobacco Day

    Every May 31st

    ”I wish we could do something useful with tobacco – Like making fertilizer out of it” ~ Paul Dudley White We see it every day, people standing outside in the rain huddled over a burning stick of...

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    Golf Month

    Golf Month

    Every May

    Aaah golf, the sport of old rich people who have the time to spend hours upon hours on the rolling green hills of a golf course, following a tiny white speck. Many of us who...

    Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

    Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

    Every May

    May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Across the world, thousands of volunteers will come together to raise awareness about this devastating disease and tell our story of hope and progress. You can join them. Take time...

    Lupus Awareness Month

    Lupus Awareness Month

    Every May

    Lupus may sound like an exotic, rare disease, but it's not one to be overlooked. Like many other life-threatening autoimmune diseases, it is important to know the early warning signs of Lupus so that any sufferers...

    Military Appreciation Month

    Military Appreciation Month

    Every May

    Nationally Military Appreciate Month falls in May each year. As its title suggests, this observance is meant to raise awareness and encourage celebration and appreciation of those who serve - are who have served - in the...

    Deck Safety Month

    Deck Safety Month

    Every May

    A deck, kitted out with outdoor furniture and some lush, colorful outdoor plants, could be the pride and joy of your home. All year round, this outside addition to your house could be a tranquil...

    Bike Month

    Bike Month

    Every May

    The wind in your hair, the city whizzing past, that wonderful gliding feeling...nothing could ever quite beat riding a bike. Not to mention how many health benefits riding a bike offers! What contraption deserves its...

    Lyme Disease Awareness Month

    Lyme Disease Awareness Month

    Every May

    The natural world is a beautiful place, and not always the friendliest place around. Could be why we spent thousands of years making it so we didn’t have to go outside. One such danger is...

    Get Caught Reading Month

    Get Caught Reading Month

    Every May

    We know how it is, there’s something special about getting lost in a book, but everyone around you intimates that you’re secluding yourself, or that you’re a bookish nerd. But how could you not want...

    Hamburger Month

    Hamburger Month

    Every May

    They’re the mainstay of backyard barbeque’s, the cash cow of fast food restaurants, and come in a million different varieties if we’re being conservative. The smell of one cooking is enough to set our mouths...

    Photo Month

    Photo Month

    Every May

    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and looking at some of the amazing photos taken over the almost 200 years that photography has been known to man, it may sometimes seem...

    Barbecue Month

    Barbecue Month

    Every May

    In the month of May, it's time to truly embrace the start of summer with Barbecue - or barbeque - month! Barbecue month was made to observe and celebrate the wonders of the BBQ. A great...

    Asian Pacific Heritage Month

    Asian Pacific Heritage Month

    Every May

    May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia...